Defensive blowout - Fitness games session
This plan gets players working hard throughout, improving their rugby fitness without doing any dull fitness exercises.
How can you avoid dull fitness drills?
By using the fast-paced drills and conditioned games in this plan. This is a training your players will relish. It is aggressive and competitive, but will also provide you with a lot of information about your players' ability to tackle and close down space.
What's in the Session?
To get your players tackling effectively we begin with a physical warm up game of "Avoid the bags" and then move swiftly on to the serious business of tackling - getting your players to:
Keep their eyes on the attackers' hips
Force the attackers onto their outside shoulder and
Drive low into contact
The final challenge for your players is a physically demanding full pitch game with a difference, playing across the width of the pitch to test their fitness levels and ability to close down space.